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A man and a woman carrying game and fruit respectively. Engraving by J. Summerfield, 1801, after F. Snyders.

  • Snyders, Frans, 1579-1657
Feb.y 11th. 1801
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About this work


Possibly two portraits presented as two estate workers bringing the fruits of the estate to the house. The man carries a dead deer over his shoulder and holds in the crook of his arm a basket overflowing with dead game birds. The woman carries on her head a flat basket holding pears, plums, grapes etc.


London (at no. 9, Southampton Street, Strand) : Published by J. Summerfield, Feb.y 11th. 1801.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 49.5 x 47.5 cm


Rubens & his wife. Painted by Rubens & Snyders. Engraved by J. Summerfield, late pupil to F. Bartolozzi R.A.


[State with open lettering and before addition of dedication to the 4th Earl of Aylesford].


Wellcome Library no. 3063459i

References note

David Alexander, 'A cosmopolitan engraver in London: Francesco Bartolozzi's studio 1763-1802', Print quarterly, 2018, 35: 6-26

Creator/production credits

Alexander (op. cit. p. 20) cites this print as evidence for Summerfield's pupillage with F. Bartolozzi

Lettering note

In the centre below, the arms of the 4th Earl of Aylesford (1751-1812; the then owner of the painting), with the motto Aperto vivere voto

Reproduction note

After a painting in the same direction, in the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood House, London, where it is currently (2018) attributed to Snyders alone



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